Karate Techniques—(required for testing)

  
In Shito-ryu, we study 15 basic techniques, 5 each of blocks (Uke), strikes (Tsuki or Zuki), and kicks (geri):

Basic Blocks
Age Uke or Jodan Uke – High -- Used to protect against a thrust or strike to the head or face.
Chudan Uke – Middle -- Used to protect against a thrust or strike to the upper torso.
Gedan Uke (Gedan Barai) – Low-- Used to protect against a thrust or strike against the lower torso.
Soto Ude Uke – Inside -- Used to protect against a thrust or strike against the upper torso.
Morote Uke – Double -- Used to protect against a grab to the lapel.

Basic Strikes
Tate Tsuki-- Vertical Fist
Seiken Tsuki – Forefist Punch
Uraken Tsuki -- Back Fist
Age Tsuki -- Uppercut
Koge Tsuki -- Flail Punch

Basic Kicks
Hiza Geri -- Knee Kick
Kin Geri -- Instep Kick
Yoko Geri -- Side Kick
Ushiro Geri -- Back Kick
Mae Geri -- Front Kick

Other common techniques
Nikute—Spear hand
Shuto—Knife hand
Ippon Ken—one knuckle punch
Haito—Open back hand
Tettsui – Hammer fist

Mawashi geri—Round Kick
Mikazuke geri—Crescent Kick
Mae tobi geri—jumping front kick
Uda Mawashi Geri – Hook kick
  
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